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Spectazole Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Spectazole
Generic Name: econazole topical (Pronunciation: ee CON a zole)
- What is econazole topical (Spectazole)?
- What are the possible side effects of econazole topical (Spectazole)?
- What is the most important information I should know about econazole topical (Spectazole)?
- Who should not use econazole topical (Spectazole)?
- How should I use econazole topical (Spectazole)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Spectazole)?
- What happens if I overdose (Spectazole)?
- What should I avoid while using econazole topical (Spectazole)?
- What other drugs will affect econazole topical (Spectazole)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is econazole topical (Spectazole)?
Econazole topical is an antifungal medication. Econazole topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.
Econazole topical is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolors the skin), and yeast infections.
Econazole topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of econazole topical (Spectazole)?
Serious side effects of econazole topical topical use are unexpected. Stop using econazole topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, swelling, or irritation of the skin.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Spectazole (econazole nitrate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about econazole topical (Spectazole)?
Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate to the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing (preferably cotton).
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
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